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reasoning paper #1 - PHL 204 Plato believed there to be...

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PHL 204 Plato believed there to be three distinct and separate aspects of the human psyche, appetite, reason, and spirit. Appetite includes all physical urges, such as sexual desire and hunger. Reason refers to the rational or moral judgments made by an individual while spirit includes human emotions, such as love or hate. When one experiences internal conflict Plato would say that it is at least two conflicting aspects. He believed that an individual must incorporate all three aspects into his life, with reason in control over appetite and spirit. He explains that one may attain inner peace when one has learned to organize their three aspects into harmony when he says “The just man will not allow the three elements which make up his inward self to trespass on each other’s functions… but by keeping all three in tune… will he be at peace with himself. When he has bound these elements into a single controlled and orderly whole, and so unified himself, he will be ready for action of any kind (79).” This emphasizes his idea
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